start -- they feel like they can't start offering specifics because they'll get attacked for it. so when you're talking about deductions and exemptions in the tax code, whether it's the mortgage interest, whether it's, you know, health care, whether it's, you know, child tax credit, if they start saying, yeah, we're going to go after that one, well, that's a whole new political vulnerability. they're really stuck here. >> another surprise too, if you look at polls, by a wide margin, americans still blame this economy on george w. bush more than they do on president obama. and i think the romney campaign was counting on the opposite to be true in this election. so sam, stay with us, a lot more to talk about. appreciate you giving us a look inside huff post politics. when we come back, broncos and falcons, an ugly start for peyton manning, three interceptions in the first quarter. >> did he make the peyton face? >> all right. >> we'll be right back. so much talk about who should replace regis philbin, i'm sitting here across from you wondering if you're interested in that job. >> no, i'm just interested in regis.